Re: theos-talk History
Apr 03, 2012 10:21 AM
Let me add.
When printing was invented, full use was made of it. It allowed access to
materials which very few could reach. Printing had an immense effect on the
masses, even though indirectly.
I believe current developments in digital imaging and Internet
communication is playing a similar role. While these cannot perhaps help an
illiterate and blind, making the material available as well as preserving
important materials is critical. You can take the horse to the water but
cannot make it drink.
Recent trend in theosophical publications shows they are very pricey even
by Western standards and thus putting them out of reach of most students
who lead an hand to mouth existence. Pricey publications only panders the
fat cats and hard core fundamentalistic organizational theosophists. We
should make it easy for the student anywhere to reach any material that is
available. The only way it can be done is the digitize and put it up on
What is really working as an 0bstruction is the unwillingness or blindness
of the movers and shakers in theosophical organizations is seeing the
immense potential that modern tools have to offer in our quest for
On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM, MKR <mkr777@LpJxCUWaksWRXDR7x8ymw2e-titdKlyzN4MxDrLPb8CZZ8EyDLS5-X9AOpZhL8-javYn1Ww37o5N83U.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
> Here is a msg from a member who has difficulty in posting. I am posting it
> on his behalf
> It is true that many of the teachings of HPB came into 'open' very long
> after they were made. The papers like the Original Programme, Diagram of
> Meditation, How to study the Secret Doctrine stand clear examples of that.
> Now, the point is to: Popularize the teaching to the masses (public).
> Digitizing the texts is one thing. It should not be forgotten that the
> theosophical movement is aimed at the 'intellectuals' to make them learn
> and work for the masses. Saying that the knowledge about Globes, Rounds and
> Chains, Root-races, Sub-races and Family-races is all 'verbose', requiring
> no immediate concern has become a 'fashion'. Theosophy should be made
> 'practical - another adage is frequently used. How does one 'describe' or
> 'elaborate' the methodology one has to adopt or emulate?
> "Living Theosophy" is what HPB indicated to the members, among others, as
> to how they could help the Society (Key to Theosophy). Is there a more
> royal way besides the members studying their Texts, assimilating the
> Teaching and setting an example in Living (without a proclamation or pride
> that they are doing this)? Talking and writing on the knowledge of
> Theosophy is also an equal task, if not more! What is the Action Plan?
> Dr N C Ramanujachary
> Literature is for Portrayal of Philosophic Ideas.
> Dr N C Ramanujachary(Srivirinchi)
> Besant Gardens, The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600 020
> Phone: 044/24913584, Mobile: 9444963584
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